We typically think of large predatory animals like mountain lions as fearless beasts that’ll stop at nothing to procure a meal—even if that meal consists of human flesh. New research suggests that this view is wrong, and that big cats don’t like to bump into us any more than we like to bump into them. Problem is, this…
A Maine farm owner believes that the only way to ensure a rare breed of pig survives is to get people interested in eating them.
Meet Chilesaurus diegosuarezi, a newly described dinosaur discovered by a seven-year-old boy in Chile. The theropod was related to famous meat-eaters like T. rex, but researchers think it was a vegetarian. Stranger still: It possessed a mixture of anatomical features unlike anything researchers have seen before.
Like hummingbirds, Australian rainbow lorikeets eat pollen and nectar. In fact, they have a specialized tongue that allows them to do so. So imagine the surprise of bird experts after discovering of a population of lorikeets who have taken to eating meat.
Humans have always had a complicated relationship with other predators. Grizzly bears, crocodiles, great white sharks—these are among our planet's most awe-inspiring creatures. Still, we'd never want these deadly animals in our backyards. But new scientific evidence suggests that we need them far more than we realized.
When a dead whale washes ashore, it's a meaty bounty for whatever carnivores happen to find it. Researchers were surprised to find brown bears and wolves, two predators that don't usually get along, sharing a whale carcass for more than four months. And they have the photos to prove it.
Ever wondered just where humans fall on the food chain? Wonder no more. Researchers have calculated our precise location (somewhere right next a pig or an anchovy, apparently), along with another surprising trend: While we're firmly omnivores, we're also becoming more and more carnivorous.
Not everybody can or wants to become a vegetarian. But for those of us who insist on eating meat, that doesn’t mean we have to be complete dicks about it. Here are some helpful ideas on how to be a conscious carnivore.
Say hello to the olinguito, the first carnivorous mammal to be discovered in the Western hemisphere in 35 years. And HOLY CRAP is this thing ever cute.
Call it the Sarlacc Pit of the Late Miocene: A recent study by Spanish paleontologists has shown how a nasty cave entrance gobbled-up a disproportionate number of carnivores for an extended period over 9 million years ago.
Meet Durrell's Vonistra, an aquatic, mongoose-like creature the size of a cat. This little beast lives in Madagacar's largest lake, Lac Alaotra, which is becoming polluted and drying up thanks to rice farming.